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IT is now closed.
surreytriumphant - 17 Aug 2007 16:17
Closed, boarded up and for sale.
Clivers - 1 Aug 2007 22:04
Mercifully this dive has closed down, apparently (according to the owners) never to re-open. Bravo.
anonymous - 5 Jul 2007 13:11
closed and boarded up
mgtzngr - 5 Jun 2007 21:34
Closed and boarded up; shame, was a good laugh a while ago (before they tried to go upmarket and achieved the opposite)
mgtzngr - 5 Jun 2007 20:34
Re-mortgage your house befor even entering!
anonymous - 28 Jun 2006 18:40
Not all that, but there's worse. Bit on the expensive side if you compare it to other pubs in the area (which are nicer to drink in). Toilets are a bit dingy as well
ST2004 - 12 Dec 2005 20:42
Such a shame! A pub that was once great is now such a dive. Sadly it was always owned by idiots but they had the good sense to hire good management and staff, this good sense has fled an left them with a real flop. It is probably now worth the effort to head further in to town.
The music is appaling and the beer is awful (clean your lines)Soma no longer have the happy friendly team of old. Such a waste...
truth - 28 Oct 2005 16:59
lush bar, new management are taking it places - i wandered in with some mates.. made our own dancefloor - space disco all the way provided by you-me soundsystem - wicked and bad!
geordielove - 29 Jul 2005 13:07
nice pizza (sundays and thursdays 2 4 1)
tomb2 - 5 Feb 2005 20:43
The best pub in the area by far, it is a relaxed, nice looking bar with a homely feel. In fact I am recovering after all those Mojitos last night, great fun.
hochy1948 - 19 Jan 2005 15:50
Popped in there on a thursday for a quick drink and ended staying all night thanks to the great atmosphere and tunes - drum n bass with a difference - nice
Big Dave - 28 Sep 2004 13:24
A relaxed ambience, friendly and efficient bar staff and funky music make Soma the top choice for a great night out in the East End! Especially if you can catch the StreetLevel gang at work DJing every 2nd Saturday of the month. Get yourselves down there!
Nic - 7 Sep 2004 12:08
Nice bar, nice staff, nice atmosphere, varid crowd (not *just* students) and great music. Try out the third Sunday of every month for some cool tunes. If you don't like what you hear you've got cloth ears.
Dom - 26 Jul 2004 11:31
agree with all the above - a really great bar, top staff, great DJs and decent prices. mysteriously it's often not very busy either so you can always get a seat!
Jenny Parks - 24 Jul 2004 10:40
Well, what can I say ??
A top bar, top atmosphere, top prices and yes, you've guessed it a TOP DJ. Well Done to Bar Soma and especially to DJ Silverhaze (Thurs 27 May 04) ... you heard him here first, watch this space !!
jay - 28 May 2004 16:10
Great bar, nice atmosphere, friendly people. Smooth Selectionz was wicked last night. Loved the tunes - keep it up boys!!
Julie - 28 May 2004 12:49
P.S The cocktails are "le chens ballons" and are only 2.50 on thursdays Smooth Selections!
G - 28 May 2004 12:49
I agree with everything on this page, Excellent chilled atmosphere, Very friendly staff, Excellent selection of sounds on thursday's with Smooth Selectionz's DJ SilverHaze and his mellow D'n'B. Top night, I just wish that we lived a bit closer so that we could stay later!, Nice1
G - 28 May 2004 12:46
Went there Thursday 27th May for Smooth Selektionz launch night. Nothing but the funkiest, vocalist laid back drum and bass beats all night long from the talented Dj SilverHaze ! Wicked night.....will be back again on 10 June 2004 for Smooth Selectionz Pt 2 !
Don't Miss It !
Clark - 28 May 2004 12:31
It's all about Smooth selectionz on a thursday night funky soulfull drum and bass all night with DJ Silverhaze & the ocasional special guest.
Perfect cocktails @ superb prices.
Soma has the most friendly atmosphere of any bar in East London.
Jim - 28 May 2004 11:54
Im definately going back there.

This sunday some old hands turning the decks, BUT will there be space to move to it and air to breathe it in with?

Hope so -
fari - - 20 May 2004 21:48
i love soma! The music policy s fantastic and the cocktails are consistent, dont go as much as Id like to, but I think that Soma is east londons most underrated bar, as the music and the customers are freindly as are the staff. Great little place, and gives some of Hoxtons offerings a real run for thier (overpriced) money.
lynz - 17 May 2004 14:27
What a fantastic place! I have been drinking here for a few months now and I'm totally impressed. friendly atmosphere and even friendlier staff. great cocktails and the music is brilliant. All up I'd say its the best pub in East London!
garry - 8 May 2004 16:43
I have only just discovered this little haven in East london. A well nice little bar...Thursday is drum and bass night...thorougly enjoyable. Top staff....great DJs...decent priced drinks...wot more could you ask for?
Clark - 5 May 2004 09:18
Paul (5 April) clearly does not know what makes a good bar...Soma works brilliantly in Stepney with a good crowd, excellent djs and a cool vibe. Keep it up guys!
Sue - 9 Apr 2004 16:56
Tis funny seeing the older clientelle trying to get to grips with the notion of a pint on a bean bag. Why is the seating so ridiculously low? you're chin and your elbow almost touch when sitting down. Music's all right and the decor is like a yuppy arty loft conversion, all in all no huge shakes
paul - 5 Apr 2004 14:56
Soma is the paradise for me. Im spanish and every single day during six months I went to Soma.
Lovelly place. Congratulations
Eva - 30 Dec 2003 00:45
Soma is ace. The bar staff are lovely, the music is sublime, the leather couches superb. Brightens up this shitty little area of East London. Good work fellas.
Jen - 30 Oct 2003 16:25
Nice looking bar, good happy hour, big leather seats, opposite the tube.....
tom - 21 May 2003 15:56

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